Scientists forecast large runs of salmons in Kamchatka in 2008
The scientists forecast abundant runs of salmons to the shores of Kamchatka in 2008, according to RIA Novosti.
According to provisional forecasts, in the year 2008 ca.50,000 tonnes of pink salmon, 10,000-12,000 tonnes of chum salmon, 17,000-18,000 tonnes of sockeye, 1000-1500 tonnes of coho salmon and 100-150 tonnes of chinook will run to the western shores of Kamchatka. In the eastern coast of Kamchatka the scientists forecast quite good runs of ca.25,000 tonnes of pink salmon, 11,000-12,000 tonnes of chum salmon, ca.6000 tonnes of sockeye, 1500 tonnes of coho and 850-900 tonnes of chinook.
If the provisional forecast turns true, the results of the next year salmon season can approach the results of the current year 2007, when Kamchatka-based fishermen harvested more than 130,000 tonnes of Pacific salmons. The province's commercial quotas were exploited by 177 users.